As a heatwave brings triple-digit temperatures to San Diego, over 400 firefighters are battling a blaze in the eastern part of the county.
As of Monday afternoon, the Valley Fire was 10,258 acres and one percent contained, according to CAL FIRE.
“We have engines, crews, mobile area firefighting units, and several incident response teams on deck,” said Kerry Green of the U.S. National Forest Service.
As mandatory evacuations are being ordered by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency due to the Valley Fire.
“Currently we have just shy of 15,000 firefighters deployed in the state,” said Governor Newsom during a press conference. “There are 730 fires across the state representing 1.4 million acres burning.”
The cause of the Valley Fire is not yet known.